Optoma PK301


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Optoma PK301

Optoma PK301
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A good spec and classic quiet WVGA projector
29dB 854 X 480 (WVGA) 3000:1 No Oct 2013
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Optoma PK301 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Optoma PK301 as follows:
29 Reviews
Good Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 66%, based on 29 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Longer than average service life of lamp
Fun projection in the palm of your hands! - staggering 150" images in bright, detailed WVGA resolution
Perfect for sharing photos and movies - compact design and built-in media player with microsd card slot (for up to 32gb capacity)
Projects for up to 1.5 hours using its internal battery or an amazing 5 hours with the optional extended battery pack
Direct connectivity with your device HDMI, VGA and compositeprojection has never been such fun and so simple with the pk301+. capable of up to an impressive 150 display and with built in speakers projection
From the on-board memory or microsd card* is incredibly easy to use. alternatively you could connect directly to your laptop, netbook, iphone,
IPad, blackberry presenter or tablet PC using one of the many built in input just 235g and much smaller than the average paper
Back, pk301+ is the perfect mobile projector. and small doesn t mean you have to sacrifice battery life; the optional high capacity battery will last
For as much as five hours!
Only 854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Optoma PK301 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, and have rated this Optoma projector on average 60 out of 100. Experts don't rate this Optoma data projector very highly.

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Average User Reviews

Based on 26 user reviews this Optoma multimedia projector has an average user rating of 79 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 3,311 expert and owner reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who bought it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that this projector was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who bought it considered that it had good picture quality.


Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the PK301 in October 2013.


Only 854 X 480 (WVGA) Resolution

The Optoma PK301 has an 854 x 480 (WVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma PK301 of only 29dB is in the quietest 13% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma PK301's projector brightness of only 100 ANSI lumens is very dim compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 99% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Optoma PK301's service life of lamp of 20,000h is in the longest 12% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma PK301 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma PK301 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma PK301 has a card reader integrated, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma PK301 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma PK301 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Optoma PK301 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 98% of projectors do not support Bluetooth.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma pk301plus


00021111235419, 00033584148899, 00071030532618, 00088037923509, 00633755228896, 00745449822362, 00796435411725, 00796435417857, 00796435421601, 00796435421823, 00956262560489, 03610170483380, 05052179782374, 05053106687090, 05053313939678, 05053460396799, 05053460644852, 05053460985313, 05060059044627, 05060059046980, 07964354178576

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